Rogan Josh is a mainstay of Kashmiri or Persian cuisine. Many spices contribute to the fragrant “red juice stew.” It’s sweeter and milder than Southern Indian curries, especially when you include caramelized sweet onions. My plant-based Rogan Josh recipe uses vegetables instead of the classic meats, with chickpea flour to add body and extra nutrition. It costs just $2.34 a serving using mostly organic ingredients.
I don’t usually use spice mixes, but like a classic curry blend, Rogan Josh seasoning makes dinner a snap when you don’t want to buy or measure a long list of spices. I get my Rogan Josh Seasoning mix from Penzeys Spices. It includes ingredients I don’t keep on hand, such as Tellicherry black pepper, Korintje cinnamon, and saffron, plus paprika, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, cardamom, and cloves.